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Honored in the CWA 2021 Communications Contest

Results from judging the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Communications Contest are in. My works have won six Certificates of Excellence this year, a mix of essays and artwork. Read about these awards, the contest and the organization on The Creative Cat: Certificates of Excellence in CWA 2021 Communications Contest

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Featured Feline Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

Now that I know more about Mr. Sunshine’s immediate future, I decided to feature Sunshine again in this month’s desktop calendar with another favorite sketch. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and July Desktop Calendar: Sunshine With Colors

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Custom Pet Memorial Votive, a Special Gift for Special People

Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day, each is a day for a special gift, often something customized. A Custom Pet Memorial Votive is a gift for yourself to remember a beloved animal companion, or to send to a family member or friend to show you remember their companion too. While Memorial Day is a universal […]

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Mail a Note with “Kitties Being Kitties” Notecards

Sometimes the simplicity of a single color line or tone on a beautiful paper stock tells the story. These four cards were my very first set of notecards, which I published in 1992. While in this era we are accustomed to a world of images saturated with color, these detailed ink drawings have just as […]

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If You Enjoy My Feline Artwork, You’ll Enjoy My “Feline Style Sampler”

In autumn 2013 I created this little portfolio piece, Feline Style Sampler, sketches and portraits, to include in presentations to prospective illustration customers to both show a variety of styles of illustration and my ability to design a little book like this and have it printed and bound. I was very pleased with the way […]

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The Magic of a “Snowy Morning”

We finally have some snow! And snowy mornings bring memories. This sketch is from January 2015, inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry. Here’s what I said about it in January 2015: We had some snow this morning. Kittens have only seen snow in the air once before today, and are fascinated. This is Bella […]

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Stocking Up on Accessory Bags

I spent the dreary weekend stocking up on handmade things, like these accessory bags, plus totes, dishtowels and more. But for now, Sienna is most excited about the accessory bags! I create my own “fabric” swatches by pressing the pattern on fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, […]

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“Scratch Your Claws Here” Mats for People and Cats

Received the mats today! They were cat tested as soon as I put it on the floor in front of me after unwrapping. My cat Frankie the Siamese first sniffed it and within half a minute he was scratching with his butt in the air just like Mimi and the picture on the mat! (Also […]

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Bring an Angel Pet Into the Holidays with a Custom Pet Memorial Votive

Most people have purchased custom pet memorial votives soon after a pet has died whether for themselves or for others. But often the holidays bring up the grief about a pet who died at any time during the year, or even years past. Also, as you cast about for a gift for a family member […]

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Are You Ready for Meow-lo-ween?

It’s that time of the year again! I got the party started at my two events this past weekend with my greeting cards, the favorite Happy Meow-lo-ween garden flag, and a new garden flag for Meow-lo-ween season or any time because it celebrates black cats, who are always good luck if you ask me! Only […]

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